Bridgend and District Model Engineering Society
Trondu, Port Talbot, CF32 0EH
Join the enthusiastic astronomers from Bridgend Astronomical Society for this open observation special to witness one of the rarest predictable astronomical phenomena! The transit of Mercury happens just 13 times each century! If you miss this you will have to wait until 2032 for the next transit. The transit starts at 12:35 and continues right through to sunset. Feel free to bring along your own equipment as long as it is safe for solar viewing. Otherwise suitable equipment will be available to use. This is a free event but please feel free to make any donations on the day – all donations are greatly received and will be put to good society use including upkeep and maintenance of our site and equipment.
Please note that this event has already taken place on 11/11/2019
Bridgend Astronomical Society is organising this event
Please contact Bridgend Astronomical Society directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.
The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.
Mon 11th Nov
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.